The tech effect on news reporting


The tech effect on news reporting- Is traditional journalism dead ?

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) cordially invites you to attend this critical and provocative discussion on Thursday, April 5 at the Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto.

The Internet has revolutionized the way we publish and consume information. “Citizen journalists”can immediately broadcast breaking news to millions of people through blogs and online communities, while audiences download free podcasts and webcasts specific to their niche interests. In effect, the world has come to expect personalized, 24/7 news coverage. What impact does this have on traditional media outlets, from both an editorial and business perspective ? Can the news institutions of the past compete with today’s new media mavericks ?

Join Mathew Ingram, Business and Technology Columnist for the Globe and Mail, Mark Evans, Vice President, Operations of b5media inc., Hugh Dow, President of M2 Universal media planning and buying, and moderator Amber MacArthur, CityNews’ New Media Specialist, for a lively discussion about the future of journalism. See panelist bios below.

After the panelists have made their presentations, there will be an interactive discussion with the audience. We hope you will attend the reception immediately after the discussion for an opportunity to talk to the panelists and raise your own concerns.

Date : Thursday, April 5, 2007
Presentation : 6:30 p.m.
Location : Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto